Lot Details & Additional Photographs
circa 1830s, Paris, patinated and dore bronze monument clock case with urn surmount, centering a 5-inch gilt dial having Roman chapters and trefoil hands, silk thread movement signed DENIERE PARIS
, includes pendulum and key; the base interior with single comb music cylinder, signed Ducommun Girod
(Swiss, active 1820 -1874), stamped with serial number 8392.
The candelabra garnitures are second half 19th century, columnar forms in the Empire style, with palm capitals issuing three scrolled arms and central rising standard, raised on a stepped crouched paw foot terrace.
Clock 25 1/2 x 14 x 8 1/2 in.; candelabra 22 1/4 x 9 x 9 in.From the Collection of Ed Neal, Oxford, North Carolina
Jean François Deninger (1774-1866), known as Deniere, was a well known French Bronzier establishing themselves in Paris in 1804 as Deniere & Fils. Their works appeared at the World Fair in Paris in 1855, and the firm received Royal commissions, including the Tuileries Garden in 1852 and 1854 and the bronze group “Apollon and his Muses”, at the top of Opera Garnier in Paris.
The music box features the French opera tune from Le pre aux clercs
by Louis-Ferdinand Herold (1832) and occurs in Acte III Scene 9: No. 12 Final (Suite), titled "Nargue de la Foile." The related text and CD set of the opera is included with the Lot.
Clock movement and music box both operating at time of review; time train spring was replaced in 2015; some light scratches around clock dial; areas of rubbing to patina and gilt on clock and candelabra; some bobeches with verdigris; two bobeches of different design; one candelabrum with some mis-shaping to the reeding at base. Please see Terms and Conditions of Sale: Clocks and Watches.
$1,500 - 3,000